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 Paul Begala - “There's nothing the Democrats would like more. He's terribly bright, but he's more far right than he is bright. He's become the embodiment of what most Americans hate about right wingers.”
 Paul Begala - “the co-president of the United States, and Americans cannot deny his influence.”
 Paul Begala - “This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political survival that Bill Clinton taught me, which is if you make it about the American people's lives instead of your life, you're going to be okay.”
 Paul Begala - “So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored.”
 Paul Begala - “One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.”
 Paul Begala - “Most politicians, when they meet with a guy like me, or a guy like Carville, tell you about how they can win.”
 Paul Begala - “It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.”
 Paul Begala - “I'm very sunny. You know, I'm always optimistic.”
 Paul Begala - “I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win. I had gotten the final polling numbers. He had a comfortable lead. He was not going to lose.”
 Paul Begala - “I used to go in at 530 or 600 so I could run.”
 Paul Begala - “I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they're beginning to toughen up.”
 Paul Begala - “I grew up in Tom DeLay's district.”
 Paul Begala - “I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages.”
 Paul Begala - “But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues - being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives.”
 Paul Begala - “Bush began helping Enron in the eighties.”
 Paul Begala - “Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history - now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history.”
 Paul Begala - “Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all.”
 Paul Begala - “Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself.”
 Paul Begala - “It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.”
 Paul Begala - “I thought it was terrific, because it showed strength, ... Never again will the Republicans say the Democrats are wimps.”
 Paul Begala - “I'm no great fan of how Judge Starr conducted his investigation, but I didn't think that was the time or the place to lodge those complaints.”
 Paul Begala - “I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know.”
 Paul Begala - “I've known Betty Currie for a long time,”
 Paul Begala - “See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom, then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other, 'cause the truth is we're all sinners.”
 Paul Begala - “In our system, grand juries take every charge, every lie, and they try to sort the truth from the lies, and then they move forward into the system. And that's how the system ought to work. We should respect the secrecy of the grand jury so they can sort through what's true and what's not. And someone is leaking, and if they are leaking from the grand jury investigation, then that's a violation of the law.”

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